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Jun 15, 2022

Grieco in War on the Rocks: Why Ukraine’s air success should worry the West

By Atlantic Council

On June 15, Kelly Grieco published an article in War on the Rocks with co-author Col. Max Bremer (USAF) on what Western air forces should learn from the Russia-Ukraine air war. They argue Ukraine’s success in contesting the skies turns the West’s airpower paradigm on its head — it offers an alternative vision for pursuing airspace denial over […]

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Jun 14, 2022

Grieco and Jourdain in World Politics Review: Democracy versus autocracy is the wrong framing for the war in Ukraine

By Atlantic Council

On June 14, Kelly Grieco and NRSF Marie Jourdain wrote in World Politics Review on why the wrong framing for the Ukraine War is democracy versus autocracy. They point out that while this strategic narrative has been very effective in mobilizing the United States, European Union, and other like-minded democracies, it has fallen flat in the rest of […]

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Jun 2, 2022

Grieco in The National Interest: Trying harder is a bad China strategy

By Atlantic Council

On June 2, Kelly Grieco published an op-ed in The National Interest, calling out US policymakers for substituting the vague concept of competition for a strategy with defined means and ends. “Above all, competition itself is not a strategy. It offers only a description of the strategic environment. And it is hardly a novel one. […]

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Kelly A. Grieco is a resident senior fellow with the New American Engagement Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, which focuses on challenging the prevailing assumptions governing US foreign policy and seeks to develop effective solutions that preserve US security and prosperity.

Her work focuses on US foreign and defense policy, addressing questions about US grand strategy and military force structure, strategic competition, military alliances, air and space operations, and the future of war. She has expertise in US military alliances and the security architectures of the Indo-Pacific and Europe.

Previously, she was an assistant professor at the Air Command and Staff College, Air University, where she also served as a course director for war theory and the director of instruction in international security. She has held fellowships from the MIT Center for International Studies, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the Tobin Project. Her work has appeared in a range of outlets, including European Voice, International Politics, Parameters, Responsible Statecraft, and Strategic Studies Quarterly. She holds a PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.